Good Luck Charms and the Three Legged Pigs
Posted by kaviiks on November 11, 2008
I am sure many of us may hold some form of curiosity over the three legged pig statues that we may see on the desk of a friend or colleague or as part of the lovely garden ornaments carried by a neighbor. The creation of the three legged pig or Chanchitos pig originates from a village in Pomaire, Chile and it is the custom of that place to offer a three legged pig as a gift for a friend or family and for ushering good luck and good will. Tourism has probably ushered in interest over the curiously contrived pig statue since the availability of this strange little pig for purchase, usually in the form of clay or ceramic, is a commonplace item offered in most shops across the village. Whatever the bearing it offers, Chanchitos pigs have already descended into the hearts and minds of curious Americans who find it not only a humorous piece of sculpture for stirring interest into a garden but has also set aside interest for those looking to collect unique and delightful good luck charms for the home and garden.
Written by Romilla D. for Kaviik’s Accents
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